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Share Price:
Up 1,354.00p
Change Today:
24.00p
Market Cap:
1,076.11m
Sector:
Industrial Engineering

Hill & Smith interims rise on strong UK, US demand

By Frank Prenesti

Date: Wednesday 07 Aug 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Infrastructure products supplier Hill & Smith said a strong performance in the UK and US helped to drive a rise in interim profits.
The company, which makes steel barriers for motorways and supplies piping for the oil and gas industry, said pre-tax profits rose 16% to 33.4m on the back of a 15% rise in revenues to 339.5m. The interim dividend was increased by 6% to 10.6p.

Hill & Smith's other smaller international roads businesses saw "mixed" performances during the period with good demand for its lighting columns in France as local authorities across the country develop urban areas ahead of municipal council elections in 2020.

"In Scandinavia, market conditions have been challenging with some larger road projects being delayed and our competitors aggressively targeting market share," the company said on Wednesday.

"Consequently, first half results were materially lower than prior year and we expect conditions to continue to be challenging in the second half."

"In Australia, despite ongoing investment in the country's road infrastructure we have seen fewer opportunities for the sale of our temporary safety barrier than in the first half of last year, as local contractors focus on utilisation of their existing fleet of products before committing to new investment."

Chief executive Derek Muir said that despite Brexit uncertainties in the UK expectations for the full year were unchanged.

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HILS Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 1,354.00p
Change Today 24.00p
52 Week High 1,510.00p
52 Week Low 901.00p
Volume 84,194
Shares Issued 79.48m
Market Cap 1,076.11m

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HILS Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Interim
Ex-Div 03-Dec-20 28-Nov-19
Paid 08-Jan-21 03-Jan-20
Amount 9.20p 10.60p

Trades for 27-Nov-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:46 53,046 @ 1,354.00p
16:29 2 @ 1,302.00p
16:29 2 @ 1,302.00p
16:29 3 @ 1,302.00p
16:29 3 @ 1,306.00p

HILS Key Personnel

Chair Alan Giddins
CFO Hannah Nichols